Minetest is a free open alternative to Minecraft, available for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android:
You can follow the project and make suggestions at:
Minetest has many modes and lots of mods. It supports online multiplayer servers, and there's a particularly well-developed world called Illuna which you can see in this excellent video:
You can follow Illuna at @illunaminetest
In case you missed it...
If you're looking for a free open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, there's a project just started called #Readlebee. You can follow them at:
You can help out with feature suggestions and code at:
Readlebee uses a wikidata-based book database maintained by @inventaire which you can contribute to:
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If you're interested in alternative social networks, you might want to check out Manyverse:
You can follow it at:
It has no servers. Instead, connections happen peer-to-peer with user data stored on the user's own device.
It's still early days and tricky to use, but it's had lots of updates.
If server-based networks become compromised due to bad tech or bad laws, this could be an important "lifeboat".
Do you like Mastodon, but wish there was a privacy option to only post on your home instance without federating?
There's a fork of Mastodon for that called Hometown:
You can still post normal posts that federate, but Hometown also lets you post non-federating posts if you prefer.
It also has other differences such as rendering full articles from Write Freely (and other federated blogging services).
It's by @darius
Are you looking for a free open alternative to Google Keep?
Do you want to sync your notes/to-do lists etc on your phone with your cloud?
There are a couple of good options:
Amazon's attempt to control the book world extends everywhere, they own the following:
Librarything (40%, through Abebooks)
You don't have to get your books from Amazon or use Amazon book services. There are much more ethical alternatives available:
Something often requested is a libre alternative to Google Translate.
There's a site called Apertium which is a free open translation system:
It's still under development, you can help out at:
Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.
There is one on the way!
It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.
It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.
You can follow it on here:
The website is here:
You can follow and help development here:
Do you wish the Fediverse had a Reddit-style link sharing and discussion system?
There are two in development, Prismo and Lemmy:
Prismo demo instance:
As you may have noticed from recent boosts, @pixelfed now has "remote follows".
In case you're wondering what it is, #Pixelfed is a free open alternative to Instagram, designed for privacy-friendly photo sharing.
You can now follow Mastodon accounts from Pixelfed, and Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon.
Remote follows mean wherever you sign up, you can follow people from other servers 👍
An official report for the Dutch government concluded:
“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”
Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍
It's free, open and you can get it here:
You can follow them on here:
The /e/ foundation has started selling phones with their own version of Android preloaded on them:
The /e/ version of Android is aiming to be de-googlised, but there are still a few remnants of G on them:
Just wondering what people think about /e/?
Should I list it as an alternative to Android? Is it degooglised enough to consider as a "least worst" option?
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Looking for #alternatives to ESXi or Proxmox.
* preferably using KVM for virtualization, but VirtualBox would be alright.
* some sort of web UI to create/start/stop VMs
* managing multiple hosts together would be nice, but not strictly required
I tried Proxmox before but didn't enjoy their freemium model.
Right now I have a homemade setup consisting of Ansible playbooks to install VirtualBox+phpVirtualBox, but it is sorely out of date and its not working very well.